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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

Phuttiphong AROONPHENG (1976) studied fine arts at Bangkok’s Silpakorn University. His short films have screened in festivals including Busan, IFFR, Hamburg and Singapore. His 2015 short, Ferris Wheel, was screened at over 20 festivals and received 10 awards. He participated in 2009 Asian Film Academy at Busan and was also selected one of Asian Public Intellectuals fellows by the Nippon Foundation. He also works extensively as cinematographer, with credits including Anatomy of Time and Vanishing Point (dir. Jakrawal Nilthamrong), The Island Funeral (dir. Pimpaka Towira) and Dolphins (dir. Waleed Al-Shehhi).

His debut feature film as a director Manta Ray won the Orizzonti Award for Best Film at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, as well as 11 other international awards. He just recently completed his second feature film Morrison.


Going to the Sea (2006, short), Retrospection (2006, short), Rak por peang/The Most Beautiful Man in the World (2007, short), My Image Observe Your Image If It Is Possible to Observe It (2008, short), Sukati/A Tale of Heaven (2010, short), Chingcha-sawan/Ferris Wheel (2015, short), Manta Ray (2018)

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng at IFFR

  • Anatomy of Time

    Maem falls in love with an army officer during the military dictatorship in 1960s Thailand. By the 2015 Tiger Award winner. 

    • Harbour
  • Anatomy of Time

    Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET

    • Harbour
  • The Island Funeral

    A couple of young people drive out of town for a long journey. It could well be a Thai Jules and Jim. On the way, it however becomes clear that the wo

    • Hubert Bals Fund
  • Vanishing Point

    A serious film about serious, complex issues (including a dramatic car crash), presented in a light, playful way. The film follows two very different

    • Hubert Bals Fund
    • Tigers
  • The Burning Giants

    A mysterious toxic smog is infecting Bangkok’s migrant workers with a bizarre skin condition, as if they are burned by an invisible fire. An eth

  • My Image Observes Your Image if it Is Possible to Observe it

    A Thai film maker in Ireland. He can’t take his eyes off it. Like a cloud, he floats past the buildings. A cloud passes literally. An observation clou

    • Spectrum Shorts
  • A Voyage of Foreteller

    Basically a preliminary study for a dream to film. A very white man withdraws into a jungle hut by a river. A boy once saw his future in him.

    • Exploding Cinema: New Dragon Inns
  • The Mother

    Last day of official mourning for a child. Mother receives her final visitors: the guilty parties. Masterfully captured in a single shot.

    • Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films
  • Zero Gravity

    There used to be an army of God in Thailand/Burma led by 12-year old twins. The rest of this mysterious film consists of lots of real imagination.

    • Spectrum Shorts
  • Manta Ray

    In mysterious coastal woodlands where the souls of deceased refugees wander like will-o’-the-wisps, a Thai fisherman cares for a wounded man.

    • Bright Future Main Programme